Jul 24, 2010 - 5:48 AM
Hello maribel! From the airport, you'll have to get to the central railway station of Milan first. Trains leave every 30 minutes and the trip takes about 40 minutes. Further information can be found here. From Milan, several connections are possible, for example the connection via Bellinzona and Thusis leaving from Milan at 13h10. All connections can be found through the SBB timetable. Simply fill out Milano as your departure station, Celerina as your arrival station and select the right date and time. Please note that seat reservations may be required as it's an international trip.
If you choose a train connection through Bellinzona and Thusis, you'll enter the Engadine from the north. This means that you'll cross some interesting towns which are worth a visit. Check the tourist websites of Lugano and Bellinzona for example. Filisur and Bergün, little towns just north of the Engadine, are situated beautifully, Filisur being pretty much at the foot of the famous Landwasser viaduct.
An alternative (bus) route via Chiavenna will get you into the Engadine via the western side. You'll pass the Bergell valley by bus first, with picturesque little towns such as Stampa and Vicosoprona. A spectacular pass ride then leads up to Maloja, the most western town of the Engadine. Maloja and other towns along the Engadine lakes, such as Sils and Silvaplana, are very pretty.
As for a Swiss rail pass: if you intend to travel quite a lot, a rail pass will be worth your money. But as your travel plans aren't that detailed yet, it's very hard to say which pass will fit your needs best. If the Bernina train trip to Tirano will be the longest one, and only a few other short trips will be made, a Swiss Half Fare Card may be best. For long and intensive travel, consider a Swiss Saver Pass. If your plans become a bit more detailed, calculations can be made to find out which pass is the most economical solution in your case. Good luck on this! If you have further questions, please feel free to post them here.
Last modified on Jan 27, 2020 - 11:19 AM by Arno